The byway begins on State Route 322 at Pioche or off U.S. 93 at the Pony Springs rest area, about 22 miles north of Pioche. The byway traverses 66 miles of mostly gravel roads and winds through an ancient volcanic caldera now forested in piñon, juniper and aspen at the lower elevations, mountain mahogany and ponderosa pine at the higher elevations. Spectacular scenery, rich settlement history and water-based recreation opportunities make this byway an ideal adventure destination. The historic mining town of Pioche provides many services. High-clearance vehicles are recommended for travel on the northern half of the byway. Access is very limited during the winter. Route signing is minimal so please obtain a route map from the BLM in Ely.